Thursday, December 13, 2012

Asking the Important Question

I'm finally ready to share my very first wedding related project! We're working with a rather small budget, so we'll be doing as much as we can ourselves so that we are able to spend the money in the areas that really matter - like food and venue. 

After B asked me to marry him, I spent some time really thinking about my big day and how I wanted it to happen. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I would need a solid, trustworthy group of girls to help me plan, prep and get ready for my big day. Choosing your bridal party is so much more important than I ever imagined, and since these girls are so important to me and my big day, I wanted to make sure that I asked them in a special way.

I started my research for different ideas immediately, and as I am sure you all know, Pinterest is just FULL of all kinds of really fantastic and creative ways to ask your bridesmaids to stand beside you...


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{1. Rifle Paper Co. - Will You be My Bridesmaid?} {2. No proper source for these paper dolls - Please help me give credit where credit is due!} {3. Paper Nest by Lesa - Will You Be my Bridesmaid?} {4. Hey Gorgeous - The Blog - DIY Project: Will You be My Bridesmaid?}


Though each of the above ideas are beautiful and unique, I decided to take a little inspiration from each of them to create my own way of asking my girls to be a part of my big day.

I could've gone and done something big and elaborate like some of those awesome "care package" mailings some brides do, but as I mentioned, I'm on a budget, so I was working with what I had... and making something easy to slip in the mail. So, out came the paper, pencils, markers and paints and away I went, creating a little notecard by hand...


Bridesmaid Cards

As I always do when creating hand lettering, I started out putting in all on paper with pencil. This way I can erase and re-do anything I don't like. I start with my original lines and when I am happy with the way everything looks, I add in the bolding.


Bridesmaid Cards
Bridesmaid Cards

I had so much fun doing that hand lettering, and then adding in the little flowers. I think my flowers could use a bit more work, but I was pleased with these ones. What really made these cards special though, were the notes I wrote inside.


Bridesmaid Cards


Each girl had a special note written to them that included special memories I had of them, and the reasons why I could not imagine getting married without them standing right there alongside me. 

These four ladies are so important to me, and all for different reasons. I'm so thrilled to have each of them stand up with me on the day that I marry my best friend and the love of my life!

How did you ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your big day? Did you do something fun and creative or did you just get straight to the point and ask the question?

13 comments:

  1. Both times I was asked to be Maid of Honour for friends they blurted it out at dinner with me. haha it was so sweet...they didnt have the patience for this! I did get a card before the big day though.

    Of course I cried both times too. I am sure your friends will cry when they see these beautiful cards!!

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  2. This is the best way I've seen to ask. SOO cute and what a keepsake!

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  3. What a great idea! And your lettering and flowers look amazing!

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  4. You have GORGEOUS penmanship, Kerry!

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  5. yay! Wedding! These are so sweet, Kerry, and your writing is beautiful!!

    I can't imagine planning a wedding with all the inspiration overload on pinterest right now, it's sooo good, yet sooo bad ;)

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  6. Kerry! These are seriously gorgeous! Love your writing! I have only been in one wedding and it was Amanda's... she never formally asked me, but we both new I was going to be the maid of honour!

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  7. Kerry these are BEAUTIFUL. What an amazing keepsake you have created for your girls - they will love it. :)

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  8. Beautiful! I think the flowers are perfect. Very sweet!

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  9. Beautiful, wonderful, amazing. I could go on...I love this!

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